Zymergen is hiring an

Executive Assistant (Legal)

Emeryville, United States

Executive Assistant - Legal 

Zymergen is growing and we are looking to add an Executive Assistants to support our Legal team.   As the Executive Assistant, you will balance administrative responsibilities with special project work and event coordination for the Chief Legal Officer.  

Specific Responsibilities  

Manage planning and logistics including Executive schedules, calendars, meetings, conference calls and booking appointments, travel arrangements (domestic and international), company events, etc.  

As a member of the Executive Assistant team, collaborate with fellow EAs to support the company, through backup coverage, load balancing, teaming up on special projects, etc.

Routinely handle sensitive/confidential information where the highest level of discretion is required

Coordinate issues arising out of day to day operations

Proactively provide a broad range of administrative tasks in support of the Legal or Products Teams.

Act as a representative of the Executives, demonstrating superior judgment

Organize incoming information and keeping abreast of all priorities and events

Submit expense reports accurately and timely, and manage expenses and reimbursements

Special projects as assigned



(1) A minimum of 5 years of experience as an Executive Assistant to C level or Senior Level Executive or

(2) Combination of equivalent work experience demonstrating the competencies required or

(3) Educational background coupled with work experience demonstrating competencies required. Professionalism and sound judgment are required to successfully manage the challenges of this position.


Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups.

Familiarity with existing communication technology and willingness to adapt to new technology on a rolling basis

Experience with G Suite (GMail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, etc.) highly desirable.

Work under minimal supervision.

Demonstrated ability to turn around projects with detail and accuracy

Experience with managing multiple calendars

Must be able to work flexibly, quickly, and efficiently

Strong organization and communication skills


This position will eventually be based in Emeryville, CA; however, for the current time it is 100% remote.  


Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Founded in 2013 and headquartered in the SF Bay Area, Zymergen is a science and material innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. A World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, Zymergen partners with nature to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to consumer electronics, personal care to pharmaceuticals, and more. The company’s materials are in use today, creating value for Fortune 1000 companies and major corporations across the globe. Our clients have sold over $1 billion worth of products using Zymergen microbial strains. For more information visit: www.zymergen.com.